SOLON – Kathryn L. (Parsons) Sida, 86, of rural Solon, died peacefully following a brief illness on Saturday morning, February 1, 2014 at the Solon Nursing Care Center surrounded by her loving family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am, Thursday, February 6th at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 to 8 pm at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, where a rosary will be recited at 4 pm and a Parish Vigil Service will be held at 7pm. Visitation will also be from 9:30 to 10:30 am Thursday at the Church. A memorial fund has been established in Kathryn’s name.

Survivors include her daughter Beverly Poduska of Solon, granddaughter Cheryl Kuhlman and husband Aaron, and great-granddaughter Katelyn Kuhlman all of Fort Dodge; a brother and sister-in-law George and Delores Parsons of rural Iowa City; a sister and brother-in-law Leona and Victor Mougin of Iowa City; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband Leo J. Sida who passed away on August 9, 2005; her parents, Eugene and Clara (Stebral) Parsons; and her son-in-law Daniel Poduska, who died on May 23, 2005.

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